The Willamette Community and Grange Hall will reach 100 years old in 2023. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Cider Day Saturday set for Oct. 1 at Willamette Community and Grange Hall

The Willamette Community and Grange Hall plans to host its annual Cider Day Saturday this coming weekend at its location southeast of Philomath on Highway 99W and Greenberry Road. The Oct. 1 event will feature fresh apple cider pressing from washed, no-spray apples, organizers said. There will be free tastings…

Unique taste out of an 850-degree mud oven

Twelve, maybe 13 years ago, Janel Lajoie remembers trying wood-fired pizza at a festival and besides the delicious taste, the somewhat-unique method of preparation and interaction with people seemed like a lot of fun. “That’s…

Marys River Grange receives prestigious distinction for 5th straight year

Receiving a national award as a “distinguished grange” is becoming a habit for the organization’s Philomath-based chapter. Marys River Grange No. 685 will receive the 2021-22 Distinguished Grange honor for the fifth straight year at a national convention this fall.…

The Dementia Warriors: Improving our journey together

A dementia/alzheimer diagnosis is devastating news that often leads to feelings of anger, shock and fear about the future. Sadness and grief about losing the life you’ve known sets in. Your self-esteem suffers and isolation factors in with those around…

Amazing Grange Day set for Aug. 27 in Philomath

Marys River Grange No. 685’s annual fundraiser in the form of a rummage sale and other activities will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. The event is known as Amazing Grange Day and it will be staged  at…

Samaritan Evergreen Hospice seeking volunteers

Samaritan Evergreen Hospice in Albany is seeking volunteers to provide support to patients and their families. Hospice volunteers step in when the caregiver — often family or friends — needs a break to take care of themselves. Or, if the…

PYAC’s Safety Town to run Aug. 22-26 at Clemens Primary

The Philomath Youth Activities Club’s Safety Town program will run Aug. 22-26, the organization announced. The summer program, which targets Philomath School District children who will be entering kindergarten this fall, takes place at Clemens Primary School. Each day’s activities…

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